Iron anvil

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Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization from Deva


The anvil has the shape of the letter "T". The piece has a massive body, rectangular in profile, which narrows in the lower part, forming a sharp point through which it is fixed in the wooden support. In the upper part, the piece is asymmetrically flattened. The piece had a double functionality, as it has three small holes in the lower part. Their presence indicates that the tool was used to obtain iron nail heads (it is not excluded that it was used to obtain wires made of precious metals).